The Goldfinch

Show Notes

Lisa speaks with Annie B. Jones, who owns The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Annie hosts the From the Front Porch Podcast where she discusses business and life in the south. 

 In this article, author Judy Blume shares how she came up with the novel. Time Magazine ranked the book in the top 100 best books released since 1923. This article discusses unique facts about the book. The book has had multiple covers and one with Margaret texting God was controversial.

 Books discussed:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Everyone in This Room will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
Backwater by Joan Bauer
Thwonk by Joan Bauer
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
The Next Great Jane by K.L. Going
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
I am Malala (Young Reader’s Version) by Malala Yousafazi
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda and Kaitlin Alifirenka
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
History Smashers – Pearl Harbor by Kate Messner
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen
Refugee by Alan Gratz
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
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